Sony RX100 V Field Test: Performance that leaves your DSLR in the weeds… and yet it fits in a pocket!


posted Monday, December 19, 2016 at 7:34 PM EST


Do you have the need for speed? If so, you might also be in need of the Sony RX100 V, which we've today recognized as our Premium Compact Camera of the Year! Proof positive that appearances can be deceptive, the pants pocket-friendly RX100 V looks almost identical to its RX100-series predecessors, and yet somehow it packs in performance that's simply unheard of in such a small, trim body.

In terms of pure performance, the tiny little Sony RX100 V will blow away both DSLR and mirrorless cameras alike, shooting a truly stunning 24 full-resolution images per second -- and not just for a handful of frames, either. In JPEG Fine mode, Sony promises a whopping 150-frame buffer depth, and even in raw+JPEG mode you can capture around 60 frames in a burst. And that's even more impressive when you consider that these figures aren't set with focus locked from the first frame, but rather are valid even with continuous autofocus active.


What's it like to have so much power on tap, and to shoot with the Sony RX100 V in the real world? For the answer to that, you'll want to read my just-published Sony RX100 V Field Test. And watch this space for the conclusion of our Sony RX100 V review in the not-too-distant future!


Sony RX100 V Review • Field Test • Technical Info
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